Sara Jade wears a lot of different hats. She is a transgender women, a mother, a daughter, an active Latter-day Saint and an activist. She often feels frustrated by the ideas perpetuated about her, both in Mormonism and among those she associates with as an activist–those who know her from her activism are surprised to hear that she is Mormon, while those who know she is Mormon are surprised to know that she is active in her local congregation. For Sara Jade, being Mormon means believing in basic tenets such as loving her neighbor loving God, believing in modern-day revelation and believing that the scriptures are true. She recognizes that there is much that we don’t know and much that we can’t know yet, but she sees these things as minimally important in comparison with loving God, loving others and loving oneself. Despite the frustrations she often feels being caught in between two worlds, Sara Jade ultimately finds fulfillment in her life as she is surrounded by her loving support group, including her daughter, bishop, sisters and mother.
(The views expressed in this interview do not necessarily reflect those of the producers of Far Between but are reflective of some aspects of what it means to be LGBT and Mormon today.)